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Exact Online Tableau Connector

The fastest and easiest way to connect Tableau to Exact Online data. Includes comprehensive high-performance data access, real-time integration, extensive metadata discovery, and robust SQL-92 support.



Use the CData Tableau Connector for Exact Online and Tableau Desktop to visualize live Exact Online data.

Tableau is a visual analytics platform transforming the way businesses use data to solve problems. When paired with the CData Tableau Connector for Exact Online, you can easily get access to live Exact Online data within Tableau. This article shows how to connect to Exact Online in Tableau and build a simple chart.

The CData Tableau Connectors enable high-speed access to live Exact Online data in Tableau. Once you install the connector, you simply authenticate with Exact Online and you can immediately start building responsive, dynamic visualizations and dashboards. By surfacing Exact Online data using native Tableau data types and handling complex filters, aggregations, & other operations automatically, CData Tableau Connectors grant seamless access to Exact Online data.

NOTE: The CData Tableau Connectors require Tableau 2020.3 or higher. If you are using an older version of Tableau, you will need to use the CData JDBC Driver for Exact Online. If you wish to connect to Exact Online data in Tableau Online, you will need to use CData Connect Cloud.

Connect to Exact Online in Tableau

Open Tableau and click More under Connect -> To a Server. Select "Exact Online by CData," then configure the connection and click "Sign In."

Exact Online uses the OAuth authentication standard. The InitiateOAuth connection property facilitates the OAuth flow -- by default, this is set to GETANDREFRESH. You can also use the embedded OAuth credentials or you can register an OAuth app with Exact to obtain your own. In addition to the OAuth values, provide the Region. If Division is not set, the default Division is determined.

See the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation for more information.

Discover Schemas and Query Data

  1. Select CData from the Database pull-down menu.
  2. Select ExactOnline from the Schema pull-down menu.
  3. Drag the tables and views you wish to visualize onto the join area. You can include multiple tables.
  4. Select Update Now or Automatically Update. Update Now lets you preview the first 10,000 rows of the data source (or enter the number of rows you want to see in the Rows text box). Automatically Update automatically reflects the changes in the preview area.
  5. Click the tab for your worksheet. Columns are listed as Dimensions and Measures, depending on the data type. The CData Tableau Connector discovers data types automatically, allowing you to leverage the powerful data processing and visualization features of Tableau.
  6. Drag a field from the Dimensions or Measures area to Rows or Columns. Tableau creates column or row headers.
  7. Select one of the chart types from the Show Me tab. Tableau displays the chart type that you selected.

Using the CData Tableau Connector for Exact Online with Tableau, you can easily create robust visualizations and reports on Exact Online data. Download a free, 30-day trial and get started today.